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Crypto Watch is the home of The Constant Investor's flagship cryptocurrency and blockchain podcast, hosted by Alan Kohler and produced by Greg Dimopoulos. Each week we interview industry heavyweights and get the latest on cryptocurrency market movements with market commentator Saeed Sidaoui.
 
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One of the perennial questions corporate leaders ask is which businesses their company should be in.Our recent article, “Why you’ve got to put your portfolio on the move,” suggests that regularly changing the portfolio mix in response to market trends is the surest path to outperformance. During our European M&A conference in London, which took pla…
 
Alan Kohler puts the markets under the microscope in this week’s episode of The Money Cafe as he is joined by Author and Publisher of The Pain Report, Jonathan Pain. The pair discuss what the Fed’s been up to, why Jonathan is shorting the Nasdaq, the working from home revolution, and much more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informat…
 
This week on The Money Cafe, James and Alan chat about the widening gap between markets and the economy, vaccine insurance, the increased pressure on Rio Tinto's leaders after the Juukan Gorge fiasco and Warren Buffet's very diverse views on diversification. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Alan Kohler and James Kirby are back in the virtual café to flesh out yesterday’s GDP figures and why the recession label doesn’t capture the current economic situation. The duo also look at IOOF’s acquisition of MLC, the Future Fund’s warning sign and why residential property signals are deteriorating. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
 
In this episode we present a panel discussion on how companies are using corporate purpose to guide their response to the COVID-19 crisis and the nascent recovery. Bruce Simpson, a McKinsey senior partner and co-author of the recent article, “Demonstrating corporate purpose in the time of coronavirus,” talks with four senior executives who have fir…
 
Alan's back in the virtual cafe this week, and has a lot to catch up on as between market moves and corporate misbehaviour. He and James discuss the epic battle between commercial landlords and retailers, the institutional investors that were out for revenge against AMP, and how markets could react to a change in the White House. See acast.com/priv…
 
Top financial adviser Sally Huynh joins James Kirby in this week’s episode of The Money Café for a discussion on the key issues and investment trends emerging from COVID including gold’s spectacular rally, early super withdrawals and the state of industry funds as airports and toll roads struggle. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out infor…
 
Buy now, pay later companies are eating up an increasing share of the retail transaction market at a time when credit cards are on the wane. It's another example of neglected customers finding a better experience with an innovative start-up product. But is regulation keeping up with the pace of change, and should consumers be more wary of these len…
 
With Alan on a lockdown holiday, James is joined by financial adviser Doug Turek for a distanced chat about how he is managing portfolios in 2020, and the haunting sense hanging over markets. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
For many business leaders wrestling with the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, growth may seem like a distant priority. However, once the health of employees is protected and the business is secured, many executives will quickly shift their focus to restarting the stalled growth engine. A recent McKinsey.com article reports that only one in t…
 
This week on The Money Café, James Kirby and Alan Kohler look ahead to the upcoming earnings season, look at what’s going on at CSL, examine the magnitude of early super withdrawals, mull over why Solomon Lew bought Myer and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has revealed the incredible damage COVID-19 has wreaked on Australia's finances. But a closer reading of the budgetary assumptions reveals a mix of optimism and pessimism. James and Alan discuss what is and isn't meaningful in the news, and whether we are destined for a depression in this week's episode. Also cover…
 
The Treasurer's mini-budget update on July 23 will be one of the most keenly anticipated Zoom calls of the year. Alan and James discuss the budgetary and human considerations being weighed up in this week's Money Cafe, and compare communist financial management to the MMT trend. Also discussed: Afterpay's valuation, gold ETFs, the huge fund manager…
 
As companies focus on navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic, many are putting innovation on the back burner. But as two of McKinsey’s top experts on innovation explain, these organizations may miss out on rare opportunities to reinvent their businesses for the post-crisis era. We hear from Laura Furstenthal who leads our innovation practice in N…
 
Alan has created quite the stir through his recent fascination with modern monetary theory, or MMT. So, this week he and James thrash out the logic and potential drawbacks of this radical shift in thinking, and explain how Money Cafe listeners should prepare for a potential change in policy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information…
 
Among the many factors companies weigh when embarking on mergers and acquisitions, culture is one that often gets short shrift. Yet it often plays a crucial role in a deal’s success or failure. In this episode Becky Kaetzler, a leader in McKinsey’s M&A practice, explains how to conduct cultural due diligence to help ensure a deal fulfills its goals…
 
Introducing a brand new podcast from The Australian: 2020 has seen the world reshaped at an unprecedented pace. Eras that once spanned a decade fly past in the space of a month. Trends that lasted weeks are lucky to survive an entire day. Technology is accelerating a lot of these changes, but could it also steer us towards a safer, fairer future? F…
 
In this episode Erik Roth, who leads McKinsey’s global innovation practice, interviews Kevin O’Leary as part of our ongoing series on innovation. The Canadian entrepreneur, best known as one of the investors featured on the American reality TV series Shark Tank, shares his bets on innovation’s next frontier. Read more > Listen to the podcast (durat…
 
This week on The Money Café, James Kirby and Alan Kohler look into the number of new investors coming into the market, Qantas’ latest job cuts, the risk-reward ratio of bonds, and answer a number of listener questions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
In this episode we try to answer two urgent questions: how should governments approach the different possible paths to reopening their economies? And what is needed to spur businesses and consumers to start spending again? Two McKinsey senior partners who have been deeply involved in helping companies navigate the coronavirus pandemic discuss the c…
 
Zombie companies loom on the horizon of this week's episode as James and Alan discuss the potential impacts of the US Fed buying up bonds from businesses wounded by the COVID-19 shutdown. In Australia, Job Keeper appears to be the only measure keeping the lights on for many smaller hospitality businesses. How can these measures be unwound? Also dis…
 
Hubert Joly, the former CEO and now executive chairman of Best Buy, speaks with Becca Coggins, a leader in McKinsey’s global retail practice, about Best Buy’s organizational transformation and how the coronavirus pandemic is changing the key measures of performance.This interview was recorded at the 2020 Global Business Leaders Forum, which was hel…
 
The coronavirus outbreak is shaping up to be the biggest economic crisis since World War II. The challenges associated with the virus are much larger than companies are used to dealing with, and firms need to have an adaptable operating model that can withstand an extraordinary level of uncertainty. How can companies adjust their business recovery …
 
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